Audition time
Tueaday, 1 May, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Show dates
NOV 2018
Show dates

Very few shows have the advantage of taking-off a television The characters are well known and there will be an audience expectation to present them as truthfully as possible.

The show will comprise three staged episodes from the last series:-

Captain Cook
Private Plane

The characters can be observed via you-tube links to these episodes:
(please copy and paste them into your browser)

You won’t be required to learn pieces for the audition, you will be expected to base your character on the above videos.

Audition pieces as per Resource 1 on the right, or contact John Dulcamara directly.
Scripts as per Resource 2


See Resource 3 for full character details

Captain Edmund Blackadder
30 to 50 – Tall, Scheming

Private S Baldrick
30 to 50 - Small, smelly, pustular and above all, earnestly thick.

General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett, VC KCB
50 ish – heavily built, loud, childish, unintelligent, incompetent, upper class, pompous warmonger.

Captain Kevin Darling –
30 to 50 – tall slim, intellectual peer and bitter rival of Captain Blackadder.

Lt. The Hon. George Colthurst St Barleigh,
25 to 40 – Tall, likeable, a keen young lieutenant’.

Bobby Parkhurst (Female)
18 to 30 – General Melchett's driver,

Squadron Commander Lord Flashheart
25 to 40 - is a boisterous, arrogant swash buckler, roister-doisterer

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
40 to 60 - Arrogant, upper class

Baron von Richthofen
30 to 50 – German Ace Fighter-pilot

Oberleutnant von Gerhardt. (Doubles with Haig?)
40 to 60 – A German gaoler with a very cherman accent.

Audition downloads
Further information
Tel: 01788 575833
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Contact us
Box Office: (01788) 541234

Rugby Theatre
Henry Street, Rugby
Warwickshire CV21 2QA

Rugby Theatre
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